As investigation between Moscow and the Trump campaign is in full swing despite stumbling blocks, Russian President Vladimir Putin went from denying involvement to suggesting on Thursday that “patriotically minded” private Russian hackers could have been involved in the cyberattacks that have reportedly meddled in the US presidential election.
Meanwhile, Russia and the US might have diverged on climate change. While US President Donald Trump revealed his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris accord, the Kremlin reaffirmed its support to the landmark 2015 agreement just ahead of the announcement.
How will the Russian economy be affected by the White House investigation and Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Accord? Vladamir Yakunin, former CEO of Russian Railways and Founder of Dialogue of Civilisations Research Institute, Jim Rogers, investor and Member of Board of Directors of PhosAgro，and Xu Sitao, Chief Economist at Deloitte China share their views.